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Brian Anania wins West Virginia Amateur

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 13, 2014 at 1:43 pm •  Published: June 13, 2014

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Brian Anania shot an even-par 70 Friday to win his first West Virginia Amateur title by two strokes at The Greenbrier resort.

The Hurricane golfer finally broke through after top 10 Amateur finishes the past three years. He went ahead to stay on the back nine on the Old White TPC course in White Sulphur Springs and finished at 1-over 281.

Anania will return to Old White next month. For his Amateur win, he earned an exemption into the PGA Tour's Greenbrier Classic, which starts July 3.

Pineville's Evan Muscari finished second at 3 over after shooting 1-under 69 Friday. Wake Forest golfer Woody Woodward shot 72 and finished third at 5 over.

Alum Creek's Tad Tomblin and defending champion Sam O'Dell of Hurricane tied for fourth at 7 over.